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Captive Bride excerpt: Highland Menage book 1

cover, Captive Bride

If you want the more naughty excerpt go to http://www.bookstrand.com/book/the-highland-menage-collection-volume-1 Setting: dungeon of the Glenorchy Campbell castle, late 1580s “Dinna touch me, ye dirty swine!” The high-pitched demand jerked Gillis MacDougal out of the half-sleep that had filled the hours of endless dark. He crawled to his feet, inhaling a hiss at the reminder of […]

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Boxed sets: a great way to meet new authors

cover, Highland Menage vol 1 boxed set

After an author has been published for a while, how to do you get new readers to try your books? Offer a boxed set of the first few books in each series, at a seriously low price! If you like hot Montana cowboys, I’ve got a series set in the 1870s as the gold rush […]

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My home is a mess and I don’t care! (recovering my craziness so I can write)

cat lying on floor

Those who’ve followed me for a while may remember I was diagnosed with “classic ADHD” and started medication for it in September of 2015. I haven’t completed a book since. Right from the start I was worried about medication affecting my creativity. Seems I might have been right. Those of us with ADHD tend to […]

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More Highland Ménage research in Scotland

There are six more MacDougal brothers eager for their stories to be told in my Highland Ménage series. I’ve found an excellent tour which will bring me where I need to go, so I will be taking another research trip to the Highlands and islands. There will be one big difference in the last three […]

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Still writing, and researching, and plotting….

drawing of Keiss Castle, Wick

While I’ve been working on the 6th book in my Climax, Montana contemporary cowboy series, I’m also putting effort toward the last three sets of MacDougal brothers in my Highland Ménage series, set in the late 1580s. I’ll be heading to Scotland this fall to complete research on the last three sets of MacDougal brothers […]

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Best wishes for 2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. I’ve been writing but unable to complete a novel. I’ve worked on Climax, Montana #6 with Ashley Elliott and a pair of ex-NFL foster kids. Then there’s #11 of the Highland Menage historical series where Torquil and Ewan find Brigid and her wolfhounds. Even worked […]

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Back on the road to Climax

red truck

It’s been over a year since I sent my last book, Loving the Enemy: Highland Ménage 10 to my publisher. I’d finished ten books, almost 1,500 pages, in ten months. Half-way through Torquil and Ewan’s first book (the eleventh of sixteen in the series) I realized I was burned out. While I loved the characters […]

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Mid-career crisis, as reader or writer

Getting the blahs is tough. Story ideas are easy. It’s writing them, and doing it well, that is difficult. Readers can have a tough time as well. There are many wonderful authors but finding new ones can be like digging through a dunghill to find emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and diamonds. Writers and readers change over […]

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Donny Frost explains tradition of sharing wives

Excerpt from The Merry Widow of Tanner’s Ford, which takes place in 1988. Donny Adams is helping Marci Meshevski with barn chores. It’s the morning after she moved in with Simon MacDougal to care for him due to his broken leg. “Few men are suited to share their wife with a brother, cousin, or close […]

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Tom White snippet (1990)

Tom White is an enigmatic character who appears throughout the Climax, Montana series, solving problems off the official grid. This snippet is from the epilogue in Having It All. His black ops training led him to South America where he met Eric Frost. In 1988 he flew a ‘borrowed’ military helicopter to Climax before heading […]

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